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Doing The Rounds: The Class 67 Story

Code: VS041
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Doing The Rounds is the fascinating, ever-changing story of the Class 67 fleet.

Built in Spain for EWS's Royal Mail traffic, these 125mph locomotives soon became surplus when the mail contract was lost, leading to all manner of unexpected workings as EWS tried to keep the fleet active.

Highlights include:

  • 67s unloading at Newport Docks
  • The first test runs
  • Mail trains from Cornwall to Carlisle, including diverted services with 67004 at South Wigston and 67022 at Saunderton
  • 67027 on the DHL parcel train at Backfoot
  • Royal Trains, including the first 67 working
  • 67006 named by The Queen
  • The EWS company train with silver 67029
  • 67002s crash at Lawrence Hill
  • 67026 on an East Coast drag
  • 67015 rescuing a Eurostar
  • 67013 at Valley with a trial Holyhead passenger train
  • Grand Central services
  • Stock moves with EMUs, scrap coaches and locos
  • Charters and railtours including seven Class 67-hauled specials on Cup Final day 2006
  • 67030 tackling the Lickey
  • 67013 departing from Kingswear
  • Pairs top and tailing the Serco test trains, including the first visit along the Windsor & Eton Riverside branch
  • Pairs on the water cannon train
  • Scottish sleepers on the Highland main line, at Culloden viaduct and on the West Highland
  • Test runs for the Wrexham & Shropshire services, plus the top and tail passenger services featuring half the class
  • The Cardiff - Taunton service
  • 67010 on a ballast
  • 67022 and 67027 on a Class 8 freight
  • The Royal-liveried pair on an 'Enterprise'
  • 67005 on an MGR
  • A pair on china clay
  • 67020, 67011 and 67015 triple-heading an engineers train.

All this and plenty more will keep you entertained and bring you fully up-to-speed on the Class 67s' extraordinary second life.

Includes a short bonus feature set to music.

Produced by - Visions International
Running time - 90 Minutes
Format - 4:3
DVD only
Released - 2009

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